Tag Archives: Prachatai

Money for nothing

Many readers will have already seen Prachatai’s report on the iLaw study of the apparently unconstitutionality of some members of the military junta’s puppet National Legislative Assembly. We say “apparently” because the details of “leaves” taken are considered “secret.” The point made by iLaw – Prachatai’s report doesn’t seem to get it quite right – […]

Deleting news and suppressing freedom of expression

PPT has chased this story – deleted from Prachatai – for a few days. Finally, with our thanks and appreciation, a reader came up with it. This is the deleted story: Court orders NGO to delete report criticising its judgement Submitted by editor4 on Thu, 15/12/2016 – 18:15 A court has threatened to prosecute a […]

Updated: No torture reporting

The Bangkok Post reports that the military junta has prevented “an Amnesty International seminar today on torture and other abusive practices in Thailand, arguing that the foreign speakers do not have work permits.” The event was to launch a report on torture in Thailand covering the last two years. The Amnesty International team said: “The […]

Judicial harassment of activists and reporter

As part of the process of preparing for the military junta’s “election,” and probably for General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s drive to be unelected and continuing dictator of Thailand, the regime is continuing its crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners and a Prachatai journalist. For the “election,” there can be no democracy and no free media. We reproduce an […]

End judicial harassment of pro-democracy activists and reporter

This is a post of an Asian Human Rights Commission appeal. It refers to the now well-known detention of students and a Prachatai reporter. We reproduce the appeal in full, not least because it includes significant detail on the case. The original is here. ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: […]

FCCT statement on charging of Prachatai journalist

As readers will know, Taweesak Kerdpoka, a journalist with Prachatai was arrested and charged in Ratchaburi. He was detained after the police searched a car of student activists and found copies of New Democracy Movement’s booklet which provides information that opposes the junta on the draft constitution. Taweesak had hitched a ride with the students. They are […]

Repressing the middle class

We remain bemused by the military junta’s approach to the draft charter. Sometimes it appears that the junta actually thinks they can force through a Yes vote in the referendum. The junta had one of these delusions when they heard that Prachamati, which Prachatai says is an “online forum which summarises controversial content in the […]